The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) has been made aware that some residents, particularly in Electoral Area E (Rural Sicamous and Malakwa), have been approached at their homes by two individuals claiming to be conducting water sampling for the CSRD.
This is not the case. The CSRD is not currently conducting any door-to-door water testing at residences in any of the CSRD's Electoral Areas.
Ecoscape Environmental Consultants were in the the Malakwa area on September 23, 2019, doing testing on previously identified groundwater wells. In those cases, the property owners have prior knowledge of any testing that will occur. Legitimate consultants were wearing high visibility vests, provided identification and were operating a logoed vehicle.
The most recent reports seem to differ from the date and description of the legitimate contractor and could be suspicious activity. The RCMP have been contacted regarding the reports of these incidents.
If you are approached by someone claiming to be conducting door-to-door or unusual water sampling, we recommend contacting your local RCMP detachment.